Liz Gannes

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Quora Gives Its Writers a Stats Dashboard

Much like Evan Williams’ Medium, Quora is trying to convince people who have interesting thoughts and experiences to write them down — and, since Quora doesn’t pay, that means finding them an audience. Some writers on the site now receive 1 million views per month. So it is launching a stats tools to show counts of views, upvotes and shares, much like what’s available on other publishing and blogging platforms. While exposing stats might encourage crappy content that panders for page views, Quora exec Marc Bodnick said the site already includes tools for burying the bad stuff. “We don’t give traffic to garbage,” he said.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik